Reflecting on 2021

It's that time when we stop to reflect on the year past and choose new years resolutions which we fully intend to keep. We are proud of the differences we have made in 2021, despite the challenges. Whether you have supported our activities in the station or simply stopped to grab a  coffee, thank you for helping us to support a number of causes. 

We wish you a happy, safe and sustainable New Year!

Project Peatlands  

To provide customers with opportunities to make better environmental choices in shopping and travel, St. Pancras has been donating to the restoration of Peatlands in Scotland on every purchase made. We’re pleased to say that we have so far prevented a projected 1 million kg of CO2 from entering the atmosphere through our contributions since the campaign launched on 29th June 2020. We will continue the campaign over the coming months to push this number up even further. Thank you for supporting our shops and our protecting our peatlands.  

Sustainable Travel 

HS1 ltd, owners of St. Pancras International, presented at COP26 to build on its commitment to provide the greenest and most sustainable option for transport across the UK and into Europe and highlighted the carbon saving made on routes via the train vs plane on a pop-up within the station.   

ZSL London Zoo 

We offered a platform to ZSL London Zoo, to celebrate, and thank those who have supported their important causes - from global conservation to protecting the UK’s wildlife. The traditional pop-up story book festive display featured some familiar characters (and sounds) from London’s iconic zoo for the whole family to enjoy over the Christmas period.   

Too Good to Go 

Carluccios, Greggs, Paul Express, WHSmith and Yo!Sushi have reduced their waste by participating in the app Too Good to Go that has allowed you to buy and collect food at a great price, so it gets eaten instead of wasted throughout 2021.

Track Record 

As school children returned to the classroom in early 2021, our ‘Track Record’ poetry programme offered an opportunity to help 2 local school, Year 5 students, reflect and capture on their feelings of the past couple of years, using poetry. The immersive workshops resulted in a collection of poems busting with personalist, humour, and pathos.  

St. Pancreas 

We teamed up with Pancreatic Cancer UK for the fifth year running to help raise awareness of the disease. Journalist and newsreader Huw Edwards recorded an announcement to project the message across the station and Popchoir sang their hearts out and contributed to helping us raise £2,709.27 for PCUK.  

Carolling for Causes 

We welcomed back charities, community groups, schools and more, who sang their hearts out throughout December and raise money for multiple good causes. Over XX was raised for charities including British Heart Foundation, St. Mungo’s, Shelter, Salvation Army, Key Changes: Positive Mental Health Through Music Ltd and more!